This Week at Thoreau

This Week at Thoreau

November 25 – December 2, 2018


Remember our new start times for ADG and Sunday Celebration with the move to Richmond.


Sunday, November 25

Adult Discussion Group: – 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

“The Captured – A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the American Frontier” By Scott Zesch

Presented by Lindi Kohn

On New Year’s Day, 1879, ten-year-old Adolf Korn was kidnapped by Plains Indians.  For three years he thrived on their rough, nomadic existence while training to become a fierce warrior.  Never readjusting to white society, he spent his last years living in a cave, forgotten by family.  That is until Scott Zesch stumbled onto his great, great, great uncle’s grave.  Digging through archives, speaking with Comanche elders, and tracking the stories of eight other captives and the life of Quanah Parker, Scott uncovers similar stories of those who, once introduced to the Native American ways, are never able to reclaim their former way of life.  The Native lifestyle is all but lost today.  What was it about how they lived that captured the hearts of those who were originally captives?


Sunday Celebration: – 10:45 a.m.

Democracy in Crisis

Democracy across the globe is in crisis.  No matter who won the midterm elections, this will continue to be true.  How should Unitarian Universalist communities respond during times such as these?  Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen will be in the pulpit via video.


Outreach Offering:  Toys – Just for Fun!



Wednesday, November 27

Adult Enrichment

We continue our study of Buddhism for “dummies.”  Bring a lunch and tea will be provided.
Contact: Janice Milo,, or Ron Masters, (832) 260-1497,



Saturday, December 1

ADG Planning Meeting: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Monthly planning meeting for the Adult Discussion Group at Sugar Land Marriott Town Square,

16090 City Walk, Sugar Land.


Under the Sea – Auction and Prom: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Don your finest fancy dress wet suit and swim on over to Clayhead Road for our annual fund raising Auction and Prom.  Come ready to bid on the many parties and events offered this year.  Mermaids and mermen welcome, too.



Sunday, December 2

Adult Discussion Group: – 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Every Woman’s Reproductive Rights: becoming a Reproductive Justice Congregation

Presented by Mary Koch and Ron Cookston of the Museum District campus.

We welcome Mary and Ron who will discuss their interest in adopting the principles related to Reproductive Justice.  After their brief presentation, we will discuss the key aspects of a Reproductive Justice Congregation and different levels of involvement to match a congregation’s values. The aim of this discussion is to help them prepare their presentation of this to the Board.


Sunday Celebration: – 10:45 a.m.

Habits of the Heart

This sermon will tend to ways Unitarian Universalist communities can be places of welcome and sanctuary during periods of crisis and transition.  Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen will be in the pulpit via video.


Outreach Offering:  Socks, Mittens, Hats – Baby it’s cold outside!


Lunch Bunch: 12:15 p.m. (after coffee hour)

Thoreau Lunch Bunch, celebrating December birthdays and anniversaries, will be this Sunday.

Everyone, from all 3 campuses, is welcome.  This month’s location:

Victoria’s Mexican Grill and Bar – 1868 FM 359 – Richmond, TX   77406 – (281) 762-7514

Contact Peggy DeMarsh for more information.




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